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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #4

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #1

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

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  • If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

    End of An Era

    If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

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  • For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

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  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

    ArtsVote Speech

    On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

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  • “Monday wasn’t a blockbuster day for NHL trades,” the TSN website admits, HOWEVER, the site does go on to say that, “it certainly was a blockbuster day for TSN, as hockey fans once again turned to Canada’s Sports Leader in record numbers to experience the country’s most comprehensive coverage of […]

    Nothing for Something

    “Monday wasn’t a blockbuster day for NHL trades,” the TSN website admits, HOWEVER, the site does go on to say that, “it certainly was a blockbuster day for TSN, as hockey fans once again turned to Canada’s Sports Leader in record numbers to experience the country’s most comprehensive coverage of […]

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  • On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

    CBC Music Launches

    On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

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  • For 30 years, I opened the comics section of the newspaper and saw the adventures of Brutus Thornapple, The Born Loser. Now to be honest, I don’t think I’ve read an entire strip, which either speaks volumes for my attention span, or the weekly musings of the committee that writes […]

    Am I A Loser? Discuss.

    For 30 years, I opened the comics section of the newspaper and saw the adventures of Brutus Thornapple, The Born Loser. Now to be honest, I don’t think I’ve read an entire strip, which either speaks volumes for my attention span, or the weekly musings of the committee that writes […]

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  • A weekly look at an album from the long and rich history of popular music. January 9, 2012 Cover image from Soup © 2007 Mercury Records SOUP – The Housemartins Condensed – Cream of the Beautiful South A 22-track CD featuring 7 hi-lites from The Housemartins and 15 from The […]

    Back-Catalogue Shopping #1

    A weekly look at an album from the long and rich history of popular music. January 9, 2012 Cover image from Soup © 2007 Mercury Records SOUP – The Housemartins Condensed – Cream of the Beautiful South A 22-track CD featuring 7 hi-lites from The Housemartins and 15 from The […]

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